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Last Updated On Thursday, 23 July 2015.

This week's update includes 12 different spotlights, articles and links for you to enjoy.

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The culmination of Flames Of War’s Late-war period, the Berlin intelligence handbook focuses on the Soviet assault on the German capital city of Berlin, the battles to encircle it, and the final desperate defence by the by the rag-tag German forces.

Check out Berlin in the online store here...

Soviet Plastics Preview - Part 2

Berlin Soviet Plastics Preview - Part 2
A couple of weeks ago we gave you a look at the soon-to-be-released plastic Soviet IS-2 tanks, ISU assault guns, and artillery models. Well, looking at the sprues only seems to have whet people's appetites to see more of these new models, so we wanted to give you a little more detail.

Berlin Soviet Plastics Preview - Part 2... 


Red Bear on Forces Of War
A few weeks ago we announced that the Eastern Front compilations Red Bear and Grey Wolf were going live on Forces Of War, the Flames Of War online company builder. We were a little premature, as they weren't quite ready yet...

But after that initial technical hiccup, Red Bear actually is available on Forces Of War now, and Grey Wolf is set to follow next week.

Red Bear
Forces Of War

Events
Historical Miniature Gaming Society

Early-War Nationals at Historicon 2015
Historicon this past weekend, in Fredericksburg, VA, had plenty of Flames Of War excitement. On Thursday the I-95 Gamers ran their Early-war doubles tournament, with 2000 points per team, over three rounds. And on Friday and Saturday the main even was the Early-War Nationals, a 1390-point tournament over six action-packed rounds.

Early-War Nationals at Historicon 2015... 

An 'Experienced' Kiwi at Historicon
One of the participants in the Early-War Nationals was New Zealand's Rob Shirley, happily representing his Hamilton Immortals club. Rob sent us a collection of photos documenting his Historicon experience.

An 'Experienced' Kiwi at Historicon...

An Experienced Kiwi at Historicon
Richard Barnes's FlaK Crew Objective

Flames Of Nerd at Historicon
A few weeks ago, talented painted Richard Barnes showed off some work-in-progress photos of a couple of projects he was working on for the Wargames Illustrated painting contest at Historicon.

Richard's wonderful FlaK crew objective (left) won the Best of Battlefront category. 

And he has posted photos of his finished Saving Private Ryan diorama on his blog...

More competition photos will be coming soon on the Wargames Illustrated site...

Richard played in the I-95 doubles tournament - read his AAR here...

And of course he also played in the Early-war Nationals - read more here...


European Team Championship

European Team Championship 2015
The mighty ETC (European Team Championship) is only a few weeks away.The ETC pits national teams of six against representatives of other countries, making it the true World Cup of Flames Of War.

This year the tournament is being  held in Prague, Czech Republic. This year’s event will be the biggest Flames Of War tournament ever, with around 180 players.

The Early-war 1550-point tournament will have unique requirments. Of the six players on each team, two must play Infantry Companies, two Mechanised and two Tank companies. And you no two armies in any category can be from the same nation.

We will have more coverage of the ETC in the coming weeks. 

Breakthrough Asault:
ETC List Discussion
Adam Cox at Breakthrough Assault has been looking closely at the trends in list selection for the ETC, trying to identify anything that could give his Scotland team an edge in the competition. In this blog post he discusses the relative strenghts and weakness of the various lists.

Breakthrough Assault: ETC List Discussion... 

Breakthrough Assault
Shawn Morris's ETC Holland Table

Shawn Morris's ETC Holland Table
Shawn Morris has been showing off the phenomenal work that he has put into constructing a truly beautiful Market Garden-themed game table for the ETC. They don't call him 'the Terrain Guy' for nothing!

Check out all of Shawn's Amazing work here (forum thread)... 

YouTube Shawn also has a YouTube channel, where you can see more of his inspirational work...

FlamesCon 2015
Although it is further away, it is never too soon to start planning for FlamesCon, the Late-war tournament at the end of October.

FlamesCon 2015... 

War Journal: Flames Of War

Looking For Information On Tournaments & Events?
Looking For Information On Tournaments & Events?
We have an entire section of the website dedicated to tournaments and events; check it out.

Flames Of War Events Worldwide...

WWPD: Panzersturm Halftracks Review
Jeff 'SonBae' Flint takes a close look at the Infrared-equipped German halftracks from Nachtjäger, with this review of the Plastic Sd Kfz 251 Transport Platoon (GBX85) and the special-order IR Equipment upgrade (GSO180)

WWPD: Panzersturm Halftracks Review... 

WWPD

War Journal: Flames Of War

War Journal: Flames Of War
We would like to bring to your attention a new podcast. The hosts, Tracy and Arthur, discuss various aspects of Flames Of War, including often-overlooked rules, how different units and tactics can be used in the game, and how they try to apply the principles of Sun Tzu’s The Art of War. They started in February, and have so far recorded 12 Episodes.

Check out the War Journal: Flames Of War podcast here... 

 

YouTube

Tracy George also runs a YouTube channel. As well as an alternative way to listen to every episode of the podcast, it features battle reports and a series of tutorials.

In this example video (right) Tracy demonstrates the Flames Of Tanks 'arcade' game.

Check out Tracy's YouTube channel...


Arab-Israeli Sale Stock Update

More good news for those still awaiting their orders from the recent Battle of An-Nakhl Sale. 

The restock for the United States has arrived, and almost all of those orders have now been packed and shipped.

There just a handful of orders that haven't gone out yet because they are waiting for one or two non-sale-related items to arrive.

We are still waiting for the Desert Fort stock, and we will update you with an ETA when we know more.

Battle of An-Nakhl Sale

Question of the Week The Question Of The Week
The Question Of The Week offers Flames Of War players a chance to expand their knowledge and become better players. This week’s question involves allocating out HQ Support Weapons.

The Question Of The Week...


From The War Files...
From time to time we take a look back at an article from days gone by that is still relevant today. This week we go back a few years to Jökull Gislason's account of using miniatures to give increased interest to a historical lecture.
 

Sharing Knowledge: Using Flames Of War Miniatures in Teaching... 

Sharing Knowledge

Mentioned in Despatches
Battlefront Needs You, If You Can Paint! Battlefront Needs You If You Can Paint!

Every month we need a new army painted for future books, product spotlights, boxes and anything else that comes to mind. We are looking for someone who can paint all day, follow painting guides and focus on the job at hand, then happily come back for more the next day.

To join the team you will need to:

• Be able to adapt to Battlefront's house style of painting.
• Be capable of maintaining a high standard of work under tight deadlines.
• Follow instructions and painting guides.
• Have an eye for detail.
• Work neatly and focus on the task at hand.
The job will be based in the design studio in Parnell, Auckland and does not require an extensive existing knowledge of WWII uniforms or vehicles, as on-the-job training will be given. We need someone who knows how to apply paint to miniatures, not debate the correct shade of Dunkelgelb.

If you think you have what it takes, contact editor@battlefront.co.nz

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Panzerschreck 2015 Winners and Results

Once again Panzerschreck, the world's longest-running Flames Of War tournament, has come and gone over the weekend of the 11th and 12th July 2015 in Palmerston North. As always, it was a lively weekend of gaming fun, not dampened by the chilly winter conditions.

Panzerschreck 2015 Winners and Results...

NOVA Open Charity Army Raffle

The NOVA Open Charitable Foundation are holding an online raffle to benefit Doctors Without Borders. It's a chance to contribute to a truly worthy cause and go in the draw to win a great-looking Early-War Polish army painted by Steve McCuen from CGR Painters.

NOVA Open Charity Army Raffle... 

NOVA Open Charitable Foundation
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Forces Of War
Flames Of War Digital
Berlin is also now available in Forces Of War, the Flames Of War online company builder, and the Flames Of War Digital iPad app.

2015 European Grand Tournament

We are pleased to announce the 2015 EGT, which will be 1900 points Late War, held at the Sanctuary Gaming Centre, Sutton-in-Ashfield, only about 15 miles from Nottingham - a lovely place to game and where many Flames Of War events are run every year.

2015 European Grand Tournament...

2015 European Grand Tournament
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United States
VUSBX11 Kelley's Heroes
VUSBX12 PBR (x2)
VUSBX13 Monitor
VUSBX14 ATC(H)
VSO112 ATC Tent
VUSBX15 ASPB
VUS782 Navy SEALs
VAC02 A-4E Skyhawk

VE094 Vietnam Damage Tokens Set
VSO111 Tail Rotor Blades 

PAVN
VPABX13 Giap's Guerrillas
VPABX12 Local Resistance
VPA531 Local Forces AA Company

Terrain
FW903A Mekong River Mat
BB187 Jungle Bushes

FW232 Berlin

Soviet
SBX33 Strelkovy Battalion (Plastic)
SBX34 ZiS 2/3 Battery (Plastic)
SBX35 122mm/152mm Battery (Plastic)
SBX36 IS-2 obr 1943 and 1944 (Plastic)
SBX37 ISU-122/152 (Plastic)
SU590 203 mm howitzer M1931
SU752 160mm Mortar M1943
SU886 Red Bannner Warriors
SU960 Bedspring Armour (Plastic)

German
GBX88 Waffenträger Tank-hunter Platoon
GE117 Kleinpanzer Wanze (x3)
GE546 3.7cm Flakzwilling 43 gun (x2)
GE551 8.8cm Flak 41 gun
GE684 Panzer IV Turret Bunker
GE824 Volkssturm HMG Platoon
GE825 Volkssturm Mortar Platoon
GE826 Volkssturm Infantry Gun Platoon
GE827 Hitlerjugend Platoon

CWP001 Colours Of War

Paint Sets
CWP100 Quartermasters Paint Set
CWP110 German Armour Paint Set
CWP111 German Infantry Paint Set
CWP120 US Paint Set
CWP130 British Paint Set
CWP140 Soviet Paint Set

War Paint Spray Cans 
CWP210 Panther Yellow Spray
CWP211 Grenadier Green Spray
CWP220 Sherman Drab Spray
CWP230 Firefly Green Spray
CWP240 Tankovy Green Spray

CWP101 Paint Brush Set

Individual paints coming soon 


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Last Updated On Friday, July 24, 2015 by James at Battlefront